Sarvamangala, Sarvamaṅgalā, Sarva-mangala: 16 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sarvamangala in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sarvamaṅgalā (सर्वमङ्गला) refers to the “most auspicious”, and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.31. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] O excellent sage, in the meantime a celestial voice arose, even as Dakṣa, the Devas and others were listening. The celestial Voice said:—‘[...] Śiva alone is the creator of the universe, the lord of all lores [viz., Sarva-Vidyāpati], the upholder of the primordial learning and the lord, the most auspicious of the auspicious (sarvamaṅgala-maṅgala)’”.

According to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.16:—“[...] Śivā incarnated as Pārvatī at the request of the Devas. It was after performing a severe penance that she could attain Śiva again. Śivā came to be called by various names [such as Sarvamaṅgalā,...]. These various names confer worldly pleasures and salvation according to qualities and action. The name Pārvatī is very common.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Sarvamaṅgalā (सर्वमङ्गला).—An Akṣarādevī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 19. 59; 37. 34.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[«previous next»] — Sarvamangala in Vyakarana glossary
Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Sarvamaṅgalā (सर्वमङ्गला).—A commentary on Nagesa's Paribhasendusekhara written by a grammarian of the nineteenth century named शेषशर्मन् (śeṣaśarman) or मनीषिशेषशर्मन् (manīṣiśeṣaśarman). The work is incomplete.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Sarvamaṅgalā (सर्वमङ्गला) refers to one of the Sixteen Nityās associated with Śrīvidyā described in the Tantrarājatantra.—Accordingly, “The Sixteen Nityās associated with Śrīvidyā described in the Tantrarājatantra are as follows. 1) Lalitā 2) Kāmeśvarī, 3) Bhagamālinī, 4) Nityaklinnā 5) Bheruṇḍā 6) Vahnivāsinī 7) Vajreśvarī 8) Śivadūtī 9) Tvaritā (also called Totalā) 10) Kulasundarī 11) Nityā 12) Nīlapatākā 13) Vijayā 14) Sarvamaṅgalā 15) Jvālāmālīi and 16) Citrā”.

2) Sarvamaṅgalā (सर्वमङ्गला) refers to “she who is auspicious in every way”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Kula is the goddess Kuṇḍalinī, Karaṅkinyā, she who transports (the energies). She is Śakti who goes to Kula. I praise her who is auspicious in every way (sarvamaṅgalā). All that is perceived in the mortal (world) is just an entity born of Kula. Kula, the omnipresent Lord is where everything dissolves away”.

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Sarvamaṅgala (सर्वमङ्गल) refers to “all good”, according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “I resort to the glorious sandals of Paramaśiva (Śiva in the Ultimate state), who is eternally in equilibrial union with the Goddess characterised by boundless bliss. I revere the Nityā Śakti of the Lord, i.e. Paramaśiva. She possesses all powers and carries out the five tasks [for him]. She bestows grace upon all, is eternal, and is the motherly origin of all good (sarvamaṅgala-mātṛ). [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Sarvamaṅgala (सर्वमङ्गल) refers to a “great and auspicious (battle-cry)”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 6.36cd-45, while describing rituals involving the śaśimaṇḍala]—“[...] Then, after [the Mantrin] has honored [Mṛtyujit], with a great and auspicious battle-cry (sarvamaṅgala-ghoṣa), he anoints [the sick person] on the head, [with a substance from] from a pot with a spout that resembles a white lotus, filled with water that contains jewels, [and includes] all kinds of [medicinal] herbs. [Originally] afflicted by various disease, he is [now] liberated, there is no doubt”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sarvamangala in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Sarvamaṅgala (सर्वमङ्गल) refers to “everything auspicious”, according to the South-Indian recension of the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] I have made known this yoga, with its preliminary and advanced stages, for the sake of attaining everything auspicious (sarvamaṅgala-siddhyartha). It ought not to be given to [just] anyone. Some are deluded by the network of Tantras, some by the inconsistencies in the vedic texts and some by philosophy. They do not know what causes one to cross over [to liberation]. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Sarvamaṅgala (सर्वमङ्गल) refers to “all that is auspicious” (connected with the doctrine), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “[com.—Next he speaks about the cause (kāraṇatvam) of all that is auspicious (sarvamaṅgalānāṃ) connected with the doctrine (dharmasya)]—There is nothing like the doctrine which is productive of all prosperity, the root of the tree of bliss, beneficial, venerable and grants liberation. Snakes, fire, poison, tigers, elephants, lions, demons and kings, etc. do not hurt those whose selves are settled in the doctrine”.

Synonyms: Sarvābhyuda.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sarvamangala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sarvamaṅgalā (सर्वमङ्गला).—an epithet of Pārvatī.

Sarvamaṅgalā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and maṅgalā (मङ्गला).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sarvamaṅgalā (सर्वमङ्गला) or Sarvvamaṅgalā.—f.

(-lā) Durga. E. sarva all, maṅgala auspicious.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sarvamaṅgala (सर्वमङ्गल).—f. , Durgā, [Hitopadeśa] 99, 8.

Sarvamaṅgala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and maṅgala (मङ्गल).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sarvamaṅgala (सर्वमङ्गल).—[adjective] all-auspicious; [feminine] ā [Epithet] of Durgā and Lakṣmī.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Sarvamaṅgalā (सर्वमङ्गला) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[grammatical] Oppert. Ii, 8703.
—by Kāśīśeṣaśāstrin. Rice. 24. Oppert. 4512 (Śeṣādriśāstrin). Ii, 2110 (Śeṣaśāstrin). 2217 (Śeṣādriśāstrin). 4435 (dto.). 10418 (Śeṣaśāstrin).
—by Vaidyanātha. Oppert. 2727. 3241. Ii, 7924. 9527.

2) Sarvamaṅgalā (सर्वमङ्गला):—śaiva. Quoted by Kṣemarāja. Hall. p. 198.

3) Sarvamaṅgalā (सर्वमङ्गला):—Paribhāṣenduśekharaṭīkā by Śeṣaśarman.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Sarvamaṅgala (सर्वमङ्गल):—[=sarva-maṅgala] [from sarva] mfn. universally auspicious, [Pañcarātra]

2) Sarvamaṅgalā (सर्वमङ्गला):—[=sarva-maṅgalā] [from sarva-maṅgala > sarva] f. Name of Durgā, [Rāmatāpanīya-upaniṣad; Hitopadeśa]

3) [v.s. ...] of Lakṣmi, [Pañcarātra]

4) [v.s. ...] f. of various works.

5) Sarvamaṅgala (सर्वमङ्गल):—[=sarva-maṅgala] [from sarva] n. [plural] all that is auspicious, [Rāmāyaṇa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sarvamaṅgalā (सर्वमङ्गला):—[sarva-maṅgalā] (lā) 1. f. Durgā.

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